Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Points To ‘Historic’ Opioid SettlementFlorida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday backed a multistate settlement with Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, and said Florida will continue other legal efforts stemming from the opioid epidemic.
OxyContin Maker To Pay Over $200 Million To Settle Opioid LawsuitPurdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to pay over $200 million to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general.
Miami Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Over EpidemicThe city of Miami has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, claiming that they created a public nuisance in Florida's second largest city and then profited from it.
Florida's Largest Insurer Not Covering OxyContin To Fight Opioid AbuseFlorida's largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin as federal officials are declaring a national opioid overdose epidemic.
Former Pill Mill Kingpin Given 20 Years In PrisonA former pill mill kingpin, who's drug empire was worth a reported $43 million, was sentenced to 20 years in prison following the fatal overdose of a West Palm Beach man in 2009.
Consumer Reports Warns About Dangers Of Pain KillersConsumer Reports is out with a warning about the risks of prescription and over-the-counter pain killers.
FDA Seeks To Stop Overuse Of AcetaminophenThe Food and Drug Administration is trying to curb the rampant abuse of acetaminophen by asking doctors to quit prescribing drugs that combine medications with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill.
Gov. Scott: Florida No Longer Pill Mill HavenWith 213 pill mills shut down by Florida law enforcement agencies in the past year, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that law enforcement agencies are making huge inroads on stopping the folks who illegally sell prescription drugs.
PBSO Lt. Charged With Stealing Guns, Painkillers From Dying DeputyWhen a law enforcement officer is ill, his brothers and sisters with a badge are usually there to support him, but for one Palm Beach Sheriff's officer, investigators say the illness of a fellow officer was an opportunity to rob the deputy as he lay near death from cancer.
Florida Launches Pain Pill DatabaseIt took a decade and thousands of lives were lost; but Monday, Florida finally launched the state’s pain pill database.